|Document ID (ISN)||100061|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Improving the safety culture of the Australian mining industry
||June 2001, Vol.17, No.3, p.237-249. Illus. 13 ref.
||Managers, inspectors and employees frequently refer to the state of the safety culture at a particular mine, and a poor accident record is often said to be linked to a poor safety culture. This article attempts to define safety culture and illustrates the importance of considering national, industry and organizational cultural factors when implementing safety management systems. Using the commonly-understood management improvement process of total quality management, the importance of safety management plans and risk assessment processes to improve the safety performance of the mining industry is demonstrated. Significant improvement in industry safety performance can be achieved only through the adoption of socio-technical systems which consider both the engineering and human factors responsible for accidents.
||safety consciousness; mining industry; plant safety organization; Australia
||human factors; psychology of accident prevention; role of management; safety planning; social aspects; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Safety culture and safety consciousness
Mining and quarrying